Mobile Baykeeper Receives $1,000 Grant From The Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation
Mobile Baykeeper is pleased to announce that it has received a $1,000 grant from The Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation. As part of its recent grant cycle, the Community Foundation awarded a total of $22,000 to seven different organizations.
“I am excited to see the positive impact The Fairhope/Point Clear (FPC) Community Foundation is having on improving the quality of life for local families,” said Rebecca Byrne, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of South Alabama. “This 2022 grant cycle is a testament to the commitment of the FPC Advisory Committee and local donors’ support for organizations like Mobile Baykeeper, which helps protect Fairhope/Point Clear’s waterways and wetlands.”
The 2022 grantees include Prodisee Pantry, Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation, Camp Rap-A-Hope Foundation, Liberty Learning Foundation, Mobile Baykeeper, Alabama Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Baldwin Family Village Foundation.
“We are incredibly grateful for the support of organizations like the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation,” said Wesley Wyatt, grants and membership coordinator for Mobile Baykeeper. “We welcome their commitment to clean waterways which will help ensure a better quality of life for all who live in Coastal Alabama.”
The Fairhope/Point Clear Community Foundation was established in January 2018 with the goal of making a lasting impact on the Fairhope/Point Clear community. The Foundation established the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Fund as a vehicle to receive donations to benefit the area. In addition to the Fairhope/Point Clear Community Fund, several donor advised funds have also been established under the Foundation.
The committee overseeing the foundation consists of George Spottswood, Mac Walcott, Maggie Bagwell Lacey, Jeanna Pilot, Beth Craft, Wesley Carpenter, Andolyn Fitzgerald, Johnny Lyle, Lucy McVay, Scott Shamburger, and Ashley Bonner. Together, they determine what areas to focus on within the Fairhope/Point Clear Communities.
The Community Foundation of South Alabama is a nonprofit charitable organization that plays a key role in meeting the needs of an eight-county region through leadership and grants. The Foundation serves as a vessel for donors, volunteers, and the community to share ideas, identify issues, and build financial resources necessary to make improvements and positively impact the community.
The Foundation administers a collection of charitable funds established by members of the community. Since its founding in 1976, the Foundation has awarded more than $75 million in grants to nonprofit organizations to support programs that make life better in the community. The Community Foundation builds lasting endowments to ensure grants are available to support the community forever.